On 12 November 2010 the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) and the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) will organize a symposium about ‘The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on Private International Law’.
The conference will take place in Amsterdam in the Doelenzaal of the university library (UB).
9h00–9h30: Arrival and Registration
9h30–9h45: Welcome and Introduction: Erika de Wet (Amsterdam/ Pretoria)
9h:45–11h.15: The ECHR and the Public Policy Exception in Private International Law
Chair: Jannet Pontier (Amsterdam)
Speaker: Ioanna Thoma (Athens) (25min)
Discussants: James Fawcett (Nottingham); Aukje van Hoek (Amsterdam) (20min each)
11h:45-13h15: Art. 1 ECHR and Private International Law
Chair: André Nollkaemper (Amsterdam)
Speaker: Louwrens Kiestra (Amsterdam) (25min)
Discussants: Jaco Bomhoff (Leiden, tbc); Michael Stürner (Frankfurt/Oder) (20min each)
14h15-15h45: The Prohibition of Discrimination under the ECHR and Private International Law
Chair: Ted de Boer (Amsterdam)
Speaker: Patrick Kinsch (Luxemburg) (25min)
Discussants: Andrea Büchler (Zurich); Mathias Reimann (Ann Arbor) (20min each)
16h15-17h15: General Discussion – Chair: A.E. Oderkerk (Amsterdam)
17h15-17h30: Closing Comments by the Organizers
More information can be found here.